Monday, December 13, 2004

"Those poor pagans"

A meandering Denver Post opinion column has a lot of Colorado Pagans upset, mainly because Paganism is invoked rather pointlessly just to color yet another rant about secular government and religious observances.

Some sample comments from the e-mail lists:

--He responded to me also, just to say, "Please, tell me again HOW you think I offended you and other Wiccans."

--Frankly, that's the only way it makes sense. There are such amazing leaps in logic there that Superman would be dizzy.

I think we are seeing one fruit of Wicca and other Pagan religions' increasing visibility. We have moved from "invisible religion" to "fake and/or ludicrous religion," which is, I hope, a step on the way to "just another religion." See my previous post here and Jason Pitzl-Waters' comments here and elsewhere.

Some letters to the editor about the column.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find most interesting is that he seems to be advocating a Kritarchy, or rule by judges, with the following comment:

"Neither he, nor God, nor a columnist, decides the legality of an issue. The Supreme Court does."

--frmantis from Livejournal

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Plus "Pagan" is such a sexy term when you are writing a flame-baiting opinion column! Gives a certain lurid cast to all those liberals and their affection for trees.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Westword, Denver's alternative weekly, has its own beef with Harsanyi's version of commentary.

9:50 AM  

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